Author: Alexander Onukwue

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 20, 2018

Without a cost for indifference, Governorship debates like Osun’s are a waste of time

For an assessment of the four candidates who debated last Saturday, Journalist Nicolas Ibekwe’s scorecard is quite precise. The quality ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 17, 2018

Ten years after Adenike Grange; will Adeosun face the consequences of her wrongdoing?

Thanks to the intervention of good journalism, Nigeria’s Finance Ministry has been relieved from questionable management. That may sound extreme, ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 11, 2018

Seun Onigbinde took on Nigeria’s legislature and made them accountable; and now he’s taking on New York

In the last weeks of August 2012 Seun Onigbinde took on the role of Chief Science and Technology Innovator. In ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 7, 2018

Is the Trader Moni scheme in Osun a boon for traders or a gamble for the elections?

A few days ago, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was at Iwo in Osun state to launch Trader Moni, a social ...

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Alexander OnukwueSeptember 6, 2018

Direct or Indirect primaries: How do we know which systems works best for Nigeria

At its last National Executive Committee, the APC announced that it favours direct primaries for elections at the federal and ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 30, 2018

Theresa May in Africa: How good a deal does she offer Nigeria?

Semi-casual and comfortable in a patterned yellow jacket presumably produced by Emmy Kasbit, a Nigerian designer who recently returned to ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 28, 2018

Complicity or negligence: How will Nigeria respond to its silent drug epidemic?

We will never be sure why the suspect arrested by the Police in Ondo on August 5 took that much ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 24, 2018

#Owerri112: Where do law and liberty stand in Rochasland

Not so far from the roundabout where the statue of a man in broken chains stands in tribute to freedom, ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 22, 2018

Igbo Presidency, defending Atiku: These are the talking points from Saraki’s ‘robust’ response

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has responded to the statement released by Bola Tinubu in which the APC leader accused Saraki ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 20, 2018

Tambuwal will dwarf Saraki, No third force | Five talking points from the Tinubu response to APC defections

The APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, has responded to the defections of Bukola Saraki and Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 15, 2018

SARS reform has begun, but are there any real plans to ensure police accountability?

SARS will… attend to armed robbery, kidnapping, apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more. That summarizes ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 8, 2018

NASS Invasion: If this doesn’t show our democracy is fragile, nothing else will

In no part of the world are images of masked men wielding guns ever endearing. Yes they are justly employed ...

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Alexander OnukwueAugust 1, 2018

Saraki for President is a real possibility now, but will he take the bait?

However long it was going to take, Bukola Saraki’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been in the ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 30, 2018

How the 2015 elections may have led to recent Twitter suspensions

Last week, Twitter users this side of the Niger experienced a display of rare humility by a subset of that ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 24, 2018

Saraki’s second police invitation will finally force his hand on whether he stays in the APC

It is almost certain that Senate President Bukola Saraki will now leave the All Progressives Congress (APC). If there had ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 23, 2018

The Nigerian #BankWars were a fun distraction, but what we really want is good service

I can confirm that my Bank was not on the battered side of Saturday’s #BankWars. They were not in the ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 21, 2018

Nigeria Air: An outlet for elite interests or an attempt to restore National pride?

Should the Super Eagles become world champions at their next outing in the global games, the team’s captain could be ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 16, 2018

The urgent task before Fayemi in Ekiti

The brown and white envelopes, the strips that once held bundles of notes of various naira denominations and other souvenirs ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 13, 2018

Fayose will remain Fayose, but we cannot let him distract us from the matter at hand

Now that he has perfected the long expected return “home”, that sonorous legislator from Kogi should absolutely compose and render ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 11, 2018

Kemi Adeosun’s NYSC certificate scandal will shame at least one Nigerian institution; the more the better

Following the bombshell report on Kemi Adeosun’s alleged forgery of a National Youth Service Corps exemption certificate, the NYSC directorate ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 5, 2018

Nigerian doctors are leaving for the UK, and the resulting crisis will affect everyone, even you

Dear reader, please do not develop a health condition requiring a doctor’s examination in Nigeria because you would have to ...

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Alexander OnukwueJuly 2, 2018

#YNaija2019: INEC please come and explain to us what our PVCs are doing on Alibaba

We are going to need the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the electoral body that must organise free and fair ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 27, 2018

Buhari’s approach to the herdsmen killings isn’t working, what we need are strengthened institutions

How many of the kind of killings that occurred over the past weekend in Plateau have there now been in ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 23, 2018

It is time the Supreme court stepped into this 2018 budget stand-off

In the middle of May, the National Assembly passed the 2018 budget after seven months of deliberation. But when President ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 19, 2018

Femi Falana, Segun Oni, Ayo Arise: How will Buhari replace Kayode Fayemi in his cabinet?

The Ekiti state governorship elections will take place on the 14th of July and Kayode Fayemi is a candidate running ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 12, 2018

Recognizing June 12: This could be Buhari’s final act of reparation

After contesting and failing three times to be an elected president, the retired General Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015, got the ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 7, 2018

Opening up a growing Mega-city: Why Lagos needs Open Contracting

(in partnership with Patrick Enaholo) Grey clouds had begun to gather over the Lagos business district Alausa as Nahimah alighted ...

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Alexander OnukwueJune 4, 2018

Not Too Young To Run: We finally have our victory, but it is too soon to celebrate

One long battle has been won in a sweet thrilling fashion. The assent to the constitutional amendments contained in the ...

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Alexander OnukwueMay 31, 2018

The conviction of Jolly Nyame, a Prince of the House of Shame is a victory but not enough

Adebukola Banjoko, delivering judgement on the corruption case of former Taraba state governor Rev. Jolly Nyame, cited overwhelming evidence and ...

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Alexander OnukwueMay 28, 2018

Nigeria Mourns: A nationwide minute of silence on the value of the Nigerian Life

At noon on Monday, Nigerians paused their businesses to pay respects to more than one thousand persons who have died ...

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